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Week of 11/15/2021

Village News

Village News Updates

We are grateful for PTO President Doreen Genmark and Mindy Hayes, our School Liaison Officer, for facilitating our Veterans Day experiences for us and our students. We are proud to serve a school community with so many service members and veterans.

On Friday, our teachers experienced professional development in student discourse and in promoting Upstander vs. Bystander behavior. Our district-wide goal in student discourse is promoting increased student voice in the classroom, including developing skills for students to assert their opinions and provide evidence; listen to, agree with, and diverge from others' views; and participate in peer-led small-group discussions. A National Conflict Resolution Center team led us on a training to help us more effectively intervene when teasing or harassing behaviors happen at school. We will be introducing students to "upstander" and "bystander" vocabulary and steps to take when they experience or observe unkind words or actions.

This Week:

  • Wednesday: Early Release at 1:40 K-5

We continue to have positive COVID cases reported in our district which affect attendance of those individuals who are close contacts. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate the ongoing pandemic and health and safety of our school community members together. See our district's COVID page for more information on our guidelines, decision tree, and responses to positive cases in our community. We will continue to have assigned seating in the cafeteria and in class and on the playground, we will continue to cohort recess activities based on rotations with our new program, Playworks. Review of Link to Playworks Recess program as presented at the beginning of the school year in the 1st bulletin. https://www.playworks.org

Coronado Schools Foundation: Parents - Your Voice Matters! On behalf of the CSF strategic planning team, we invite your participation in a district-wide, confidential

parent survey. Please take a few moments to access this link & share your ideas about the programs, activities, and experiences that most impact your child's education here at CUSD.

Morning Gates:

Village will be closing our morning gates at 8:10 am sharp. Please know we must do this because gate supervision staff need to be in their classroom at 8:10 am to support students. Asking staff to keep the gates open for late entries impacts our classroom supports and supervision. Thank you for understanding and entering through the office at 8:10 am or later. We appreciate everyone being on time, each day. Instruction starts at 8:10 am and we want everyone to have the same opportunity to begin the day with their classmates and getting off to a great school start each day.


Thank you everyone for working together for a safe arrival and departure to school.

Food Shortages: A Message from Nurtition Services:

We received notice this week regarding what is going on about food shortages with our the Nutiriton Services. Due to food shortages from our manufacturers and distributors, we are forced to make substitutions when items are unavailable. This seemed to be happening a lot in the past month and the probability of this continuing to get worse, is a real projection.

We will always have the number of options available at Village, though it may be not exactly what is on the menu. There are times that we may run out of an entree, but it should be few and far between and we make every effort to have the number of options available for all students throughout the lunch period.

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Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Weeks:

November 22-26, 2021 Thanksgiving Holiday/No School

Dec 20-January 3, 2022 Winter Holiday/No School

January 17, 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday/No School

January 27, 2022 End of Semester 1

January 28, 2022 Teacher Workday/No School for Students

January 31, 2022 Start of Semester 2

February 18-21, 2022 Presidents’ Weekend Holiday/No School

March 28-April 3, 2022 Spring Break/No School

April 13-15, 2022 Parent Conferences as Needed/Early Release 1:40

April 18, 2022 District Holiday/No School

May 30, 2022 Memorial Day Holiday/No School

June 16, 2022 5th Grade Promotion/Last Day of School/Early Release

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New COVID-19 Decision Tree 11/5/2021

The e-Decision Tree was developed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego in collaboration with the UC San Diego School of Medicine Division of Child and Community Health and the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE).

Veterans Day Celebration at Village

Thank you PTO! An incredible turnout for Veterans Day!

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COVID Protocols- Please Read Carefully


Absences NOT Related to Illness should be reported via pre-COVID protocols (phone/email/paper absence notes). Contact Attendance Technician, Melinda Clay @ melinda.clay@coronadousd.net

Absences - STUDENT ILLNESS: Student Absence Reporting Form:

  • USE THIS Village Absence Reporting Form. A member of our COVID Response Team will review the information you submit and contact you for additional information, if necessary. Students who are sick must be cleared before returning to campus. All students who have been absent from school must report to the office before going to class. If their absence has not been cleared, parents will be notified. Thank you for your support in adhering to this policy.

Student Returning to School After CCD: All students must check in at the front office with Mrs. Clay in attendance to receive their health pass if they did not print thiers out when sent to them.


Students Presenting Symptoms of COVID19 (Symptomatic)

Students with Covid-related symptoms must provide documentation of a negative molecular test (PCR, NAAT or LAMP) to return to school. Test results should be emailed to COVIDteam@coronadousd.net. Once the test is accepted, students will receive a “pass” to return to school.

Vaccination Status: The current decision tree allows close contacts who are asymptomatic and vaccinated to remain in school. Please complete this optional form to verify your student’s vaccination status. https://bit.ly/3jBGytn

MASK Protocols: Please take the opportunity to review the district’s mask enforcement protocols and mask guidelines from the CDC with your student. Information can be found by following this link: https://bit.ly/2W2d0MA

Concurrent Curriculum Delivery (CCD) CUSD in collaboration with our teachers, have agreed to provide Concurrent Curriculum Delivery via Zoom to students if they are directed to quarantine or isolate. This program is only available to students directed not to attend in person by the COVID Command Center.

Sample CCD Format for the Elementary Aged Student:


ELA: 1 Hour of Whole Group Instruction with Benchmark and Writing Instruction

Math: Whole Group instruction for 1 Hour and 15 minutes of Number Corner

Sanford Harmony: 15-20 minutes


Specials on Googel Classroom


Silent Reading

Independent Practice/Homework

Social Studies and Science

COVID Team Center: The center is open daily from 8-3. Parents/staff can leave messages and a team member will follow up. Phone: 619-437-1305 Ext:1040

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CUSD App is HERE!!

For directions on how to download the CUSD app, please use the following links:

Google: https://bit.ly/3EDdhHt

Apple: https://apple.co/3hLW2Kb

Superhero Tickets

Superhero tickets and prizes are BACK!!!

Students earn superhero tickets throughout the week for being safe, respectful, responsible and kind. They can earn them from any adult on campus who sees them exhibiting superhero behaviors.

Each Monday and Friday, after school, students will be able to bring their tickets in to trade for prizes. If they would like to save up their tickets, they can!

15 tickets=1 prize!

If your student has enough tickets to trade in for a prize, they will be escorted to the office before school lets out to pick a prize!

See below for other options.

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Meet our MFLCs

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NEW Decision Tree Released September 2nd, 2021: Please see below

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